of american technology, but the goodness that is america. i think a whole new generation of young people are looking for a fulfillment of ideals as well as ideas that many in that generation in the 60's were looking for. we need them certainly in the old soviet union; we need them in parts of africa, particularly in south africa now, building a whole new economy and a whole new government down there. we could certainly even use them in places like haiti, if they'd let us in. but i find this to be a wonderful idea that i think president clinton could give some moral and political encouragement to. >> when did you write your first syndicated column? >> first syndicated column was on april 17, 1984. >> how do you remember that date? >> i remember because it was very significant. it was a great opportunity and blessing and achievement for me. it was kind of the fruition of something that i had always wanted to do, not necessarily the syndicated column, because that was sort of dumped in my lap, but this kind of national expression or platform. and i still remember the column. it was called "